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treating prairie dog burrow with Beauveria fungus

treating prairie dog burrow with Beauveria fungus

Applying insect-pathogenic fungi to prairie dogs to target their fleas, which transmit the the bacterium that causes bubonic plague, can be a challenge. One application method under evaluation is blowing a dust formulation of the fungi into the first few meters of burrows, where the prairie dogs would contact the dust and track it deeper into the burrows. (Photo courtesy of Stefan T. Jaronski, Ph.D.)

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